Beware of fraudsters that capitalize on natural disasters

Disasters such as Hurricanes and Floods prompt fraudsters to solicit contributions purportedly for a charitable organization or a good cause. Do not respond to unsolicited (spam) e-mails. Also, be skeptical of individuals representing themselves over e-mail as officials soliciting for donations. Do not click on links within an unsolicited e-mail. Be cautious of e-mails claiming to contain pictures in attached files, as the files may contain viruses. To ensure contributions are received and used for the intended purposes, make contributions directly to known organizations rather than relying on others to make the donation on your behalf.